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Can't move files

By bladeofeternity ·
I have a windows 95 computer and cant move any files anywhere, the copy and cut commands work but not the paste, i cant even move the icons on the desktop, what is wrong?

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by Bughunter In reply to Can't move files

If you received an error window stating that your file name is incorrect then you probably are having problems with the folder/file name length. There is a limit of 255 charactors for the path and file name combination.

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by OTL In reply to Can't move files

For the desktop, if you have auto-arange on you should be able to move them, but upon refresh they will reauto-arange.

Files - Win 95 does not like to exceed 256 files in a single directory, and will slow down dramatically on file 257 (have seen 5+minutes to list all files). May also want to check properties of the folder, could be set to read only thus you can not write to it.

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by cyrusmak In reply to Can't move files

you can try to use the hot-key "CTRL+V"

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